Measurement and Accountability

School Staffing Project

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 9:02 am

The OPI School Staffing Project has completed its documentation of business processes for teacher preparation programs and educator licensure.  The OPI has drafted a Request for Proposal (RFP) detailing the new information system requirements which focus on automating existing practices.  The draft RFP will be reviewed by the School Staffing Leadership Team and is scheduled to be submitted to Procurement for their review in early December.  The RFP is planned to be released by year end.  Requirements gathering are in progress for the reporting of personnel assignments in school districts.  The development effort is planned to be addressed by in-house resources.


The pilot project to collect salary and benefit information about teachers, administrators, specialists, and paraprofessionals employed in public school districts is in progress with two Montana-based accounting vendors and 20 school districts.  As the OPI partners with these vendors, we are determining the appropriate collection of salary and benefit information from school districts statewide. 


A State Educator Identifier (SEID) has been assigned to each educator for the pilot project.  The proposed link between teacher preparation and licensure, employment, personnel assignments and compensation, salary and benefits systems for a Montana educator will be drafted in the coming months to allow exchange of data among systems. 


For more information, contact Sharon Krzemien, 444-1641